Preferred design for the future park at Richards and Smithe

New park at Smithe and Richards

The Vancouver Park Board is developing a new 0.8-acre park in the downtown core at the intersection of Smithe and Richards streets.

The new park will:

In March 2015, we hired DIALOG, a multidisciplinary landscape architecture firm, to lead the planning and design of this new open space. The Board of Commissioners approved the preferred design in May 2016. We're now working with DIALOG to develop technical drawings and coordinate development and building permits. Construction is expected to begin in late 2017 or early 2018.

A growing neighbourhood

Within a five-minute walk to the park site, there's over 10,000 residents and 17,000 people working in the area. With a shortage of downtown park space to serve a growing population, the new park will ease crowding at other downtown parks.


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